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Pics of the Day : London views : Living walls »

Pics of the Day : London views : Living walls

Walking the streets of London is always a visual treat. But stumbling across a building completely comprised of living walls stunned us. After all, it was February in England! The entire façade of the building, which is tucked into a little alleyway, is framed with wire that holds a myriad of greenery. A gorgeous, visual and [...]

Owen William Fritts & »

Owen William Fritts & (nike)RED+CAP+52LTD+earthAWARE

Portland designer and sustainability advocate Owen William Fritts has conceived an exciting new art installation for display at the upcoming Cascade AIDs Project art auction, and he needs help from the community in bringing it to life.   Called a "STORYpod", the piece will be an organic structure of hand-woven branches entwined [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, 2011

Images : Leo Reynolds No fooling, it's been a great few weeks for us at mixingreality.  In the coming days we will be adding contributors and some reviews of curated goodies that we think you might enjoy.  In the meantime, here are the top ten posts from the last time we made a list of your favorites.  Enjoy!  And do let us know what you are [...]

Plumen Low Energy Lightbulb wins Brit Insurance Design »

Plumen Low Energy Lightbulb wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award

We think Plumen is pretty brilliant. And so does the British Design Museum who has given Plumen the Insurance Design of the Year 2011 for their stunning redesign of the low energy light bulb. The Plumen is designed by Hulger, whose cell phone headsets thoughtfully reimagined old school for the 21st century. Clearly these designers have [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : February to March »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : February to March 2010

Image : Joan Snyder from Women Make Lists People love lists.  Lists tell us where we stand, if only in our heads, and if only for the moment.  So here is our first list of the top posts from the last month.  If you have been here before, many thanks for helping get mixing reality off to a roaring start. If this is your first time, take a [...]

Graphics of Japan Tsunami : Energy & Travel Time »

Graphics of Japan Tsunami : Energy & Travel Time

Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as we reflect on the incredible power of mother nature. Graphics via

Seventh Generation changes packaging to paper. »

Seventh Generation changes packaging to paper.

When Jeffrey Hollender was fired from Seventh Generation in November, 2010, after two decades taking his company to a $150 million dollar game changer, I was incredibly pessimistic.  Hollender, is a staunch defender of the planet, at the same time, a staunchly, outspoken critic of consumerism and our broken systems.  Surely, the company might [...]

Waldorfian fashion trend at Yohji Yamamoto »

Waldorfian fashion trend at Yohji Yamamoto

Seen on the runways of Paris this fashion season... a d.i.y. fashion trick for all you craftsters, hipsters and would-be waldorfians...! Wool top hair ornaments paraded by Yohji Yamamoto : an eco alternative to anything toxic in your do! via

Dutch product designer Merel Karhof uses the wind to »

Dutch product designer Merel Karhof uses the wind to knit a scarf?

We think Merel Karhof is quite ingenious....  harnessing natural energy to produce a beautiful scarf !! With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded-off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label [...]

Picture of the Day : London bikes »

Picture of the Day : London bikes

All over London are racks and racks of bicycles sponsored by Barclays Bank. Love the idea...but have to ask...where are the helmets...it is London afterall...and traffic here...well, let's just say, it's not bike inviting!

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